Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Muslim misunderstandings of Christianity

Communication means comming to an understandig of actual events. Many of the accusations against Christianity by Muslim's are based on misunderstandings. Kevin Williams helpfully lists some of the comman misunderstandings:

Pharaoh becomes a Muslim and is now in paradise:
(10:90-92) "We took the Children of Israel across the sea: Pharaoh and his hosts followed them in insolence and spite. At length, when overwhelmed with the flood, he said: "I believe that there is no god except Him Whom the Children of Israel believe in: I am of those who submit (to Allah in Islam). (It was said to him): "Ah now!- But a little while before, wast thou in rebellion!- and thou didst mischief (and violence)! This day shall We save thee in the body, that thou mayest be a sign to those who come after thee! but verily, many among mankind are heedless of Our Signs!".

Seven chapters later Pharaoh is in Hell:
(17:102-103) "Moses said, "Thou knowest well that these things have been sent down by none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening evidence: and I consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!" So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth: but We did drown him and all who were with him,".

Wife Beating:
(4.34): Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.

Sun sets in a muddy pool (scientific misunderstanding):
18:83 They ask thee concerning Zul-qarnain. Say, "I will rehearse to you something of his story."
84. Verily We established his power on earth, and We gave him the ways and the means to all ends.
85. One (such) way he followed,
86. Until, when he reached the setting of the sun, he found it set in a spring of murky water: Near it he found a People: We said: "O Zul-qarnain! (thou hast authority,) either to punish them, or to treat them with kindness."

Sperm from backbone (scientific misunderstanding):
Surah 86:6-7 He is created from a drop emitted-
Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs:

Muhammad Wrongly Thought That Christians Believe That God Had Sexual Intercourse With Mary:
Surah 6:101 To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: How can He have a son when He hath no consort? He created all things, and He hath full knowledge of all things.
19:34. Such (was) Jesus the son of Mary: (it is) a statement of truth, about which they (vainly) dispute.
35.It is not befitting to (the majesty of) Allah that He should beget a son. Glory be to Him! when He determines a matter, He only says to it, "Be", and it is.

Muhammad Wrongly Thought That The Jews believed Ezra Was The Son of God.
Surah 9:30 The Jews call 'Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah.s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!

Mohamed wrongly thought that the Christians believe the trinity is three Gods.
Surah 5:73
They do blaspheme who say: Allah is one of three in a Trinity: for there is no god except One Allah. If they desist not from their word (of blasphemy), verily a grievous penalty will befall the blasphemers among them.
74. Why turn they not to Allah, and seek His forgiveness? For Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most Merciful.
75. Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him. His mother was a woman of truth. They had both to eat their (daily) food. See how Allah doth make His signs clear to them; yet see in what ways they are deluded away from the truth!

Allah's Three Daughters Are Mentioned. (Both Allah and his three daughters (Lat, Uzzah, Manat) are actually all Pagan deity's, all to do with moon worship, hence the symbol of Islam)
(53:19.) Have ye seen Lat. and 'Uzza,
20.And another, the third (goddess), Manat?

Verse 20 was once followed by what is now known as the deleted 'Satanic verse'
These are the exalted cranes (intermediaries) Whose intercession is to be hoped for.
21. What! for you the male sex, and for Him, the female?
22. Behold, such would be indeed a division most unfair!

Listen to this Sermon or download mp3:
John 8:13-20 - Jesus Is The Truth-Either Submit To Him Or Perish-Kevin Williams -49 min

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